2009 Subaru Forester Owner's Manual

2009 Subaru Forester Manual

2009 Subaru Forester manual table of contents:

  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 1
    ...all the information necessary to keep your SUBARU in excellent condition and to properly maintain the emission ... pollutants. We urge you to read this manual carefully so that you may understand... purchased your SUBARU or the nearest SUBARU dealer. The information, specifications and illustrations found...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 2
    This manual describes the following vehicle types.* * The illustrated vehicle is one of the FORESTER series.
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 3
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 4
    ... of America, Inc. and sold at retail by an authorized SUBARU dealer in the United States come with the following warranties: . SUBARU Limited ... This vehicle does not contain mercury devices or parts. & Warranties for Canada All SUBARU vehicles distributed by Subaru Canada, Inc. and sold at retail by...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 5
    ... operating This chapter informs you how to start and operate your SUBARU. Chapter 8: Driving tips This ... you need to take your SUBARU to the dealer for scheduled maintenance and informs you how to keep your... This chapter informs you about dimensions and capacities of your SUBARU. Chapter 13: Consumer ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 6
    ... windows lock and unlock Wiper intermittent Fuel Windshield wiper and washer Front fog lights Windshield wiper mist (for single wipe) Hazard warning... tether anchorages Name Mark Name Tail lights, license plate light and instrument panel illumination Headlights Lights
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 7
    .... To obtain maximum protection in the event of an accident, the driver and all passengers in the vehicle should always wear seatbelts when the ..."*SRS airbag (Supplemental Restraint System airbag)" sections in chapter 1 for instructions and precautions concerning the seatbelt system and SRS airbag...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 8
    ... child from injury in a collision, because the child will be caught between the passenger and objects inside the vehicle. . While riding in the ... System airbag)" and "Seatbelts" sections in chapter 1 for instructions and precautions concerning the child restraint system, seatbelt system and SRS...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 9
    ... fumes are entering the vehicle, have the probl em checked and corrected as soon as possible. If you ... fatal accident, injuring or killing yourself, your passengers and others. In addition, if you are ... accident. If you are taking any drugs, check with your doctor or pharmacist or read the literature ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 10
    ... should share the driving with others. & Modification of your vehicle CAUTION Your vehicle should not be modified other than with genuine SUBARU parts and accessories. Other types of modifications could affect its performance, safety or ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 11
    ... California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Owner's Manual and follow the instructions and precautions in order to prevent serious injury or ... rollover rate than other types of vehicles. Your vehicle has a higher ground clearance and higher center of ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 12
    ... Instruments and controls Climate control Audio Interior equipment Starting and operating Driving tips In case of emergency Appearance care Maintenance and service Specifications Consumer information and Reporting safety defects Index 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 13
    ... 9) 10) 11) 12) 13) Engine hood (page 11-5) Headlight switch (page 3-24) Replacing bulbs (page 11-46) Wiper switch (page 3-29) Moonroof (page ...Flat tires (page 9-4) Tire chains (page 8-11) Front fog light switch (page 3-27) Tie-down hooks (page 9-12) Towing hook (page 9-12)...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 14
    11 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) Rear window defogger button (page 3-31) Fuel filler lid and cap (page 7-3) Child safety locks (page 2-18) Tie-down hook (page 9-12) Rear gate (page 2-21) Towing hook (page 9-12) - CONTINUED -
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 15
    12 & Interior ! Passenger compartment area 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) Lower anchorages for child restraint system (page 1-29) Seatbelt (page 1-10) Parking brake lever (page 7-31) Front seat (page 1-2) Rear seat (page 1-6)
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 16
    13 1) 2) 3) 4) Center console (page 6-5) Cup holder (page 6-7) Front power supply socket (page 6-9) Glove box (page 6-5) - CONTINUED -
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 17
    ... locks (page 2-4) Outside mirror switch (page 3-35) Illumination brightness control (page 3-26) Light control lever (page 3-24) Combination meter (page 3-5) Wiper control lever (page... Selector lever (AT) (page 7-15) Climate control (page 4-1) Cruise control (page 7-34) Horn (page 3-38) ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 18
    15 & Light control and wiper control levers/switches 1) 2) 3) 4) Windshield wiper (page 3-29) Mist (page 3-... 5) Wiper intermittent time control switch (page 3-29) 6) Wiper control lever (page 3-28) 7) Light control switch (page 3-24) 8) Fog light switch (page 3-27) 9) Headlight ON/OFF (page 3-24) 10)...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 19
    16 & Combination meter ! U.S.-spec. MT vehicles 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) Tachometer (page 3-7) Speedometer (page 3-6) Fuel gauge (page 3-8) Trip meter A/B selection and trip meter reset knob (page 3-6) Odometer/Trip meter (page 3-6) Coolant temperature warning/indicator light (page 3-13)
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 20
    ... Trip meter A/B selection and trip meter reset knob (page 3-6) Odometer/Trip meter (page 3-6) Selector lever and gear position indicator (AT vehicles) (page 3-20) Coolant temperature warning/indicator light (page 3-13) - CONTINUED -
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 21
    18 ! Canada-spec. MT vehicles 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) Tachometer (page 3-7) Speedometer (page 3-6) Fuel gauge (page 3-8) Trip meter A/B selection and trip meter reset knob (page 3-6) Odometer/Trip meter (page 3-6) Coolant temperature warning/indicator light (page 3-13)
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 22
    ... Trip meter A/B selection and trip meter reset knob (page 3-6) Odometer/Trip meter (page 3-6) Selector lever and gear position indicator (AT vehicles) (page 3-20) Coolant temperature warning/indicator light (page 3-13) - CONTINUED -
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 23
    ...Front passenger's frontal airbag OFF indicator CHECK ENGINE warning light/Malfunction indicator lamp Coolant temperature low indicator light/Coolant...light Page 3-15 Mark Name Headlight indicator light Cruise control indicator light Cruise control set indicator light Low fuel warning light Low tire ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 24
    21 & Tire changing tools 1) 2) 3) Jack (page 9-4/page 9-18) Jack handle (page 9-4/page 9-17) Spare tire (page 9-2/page 9-4)
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 25
    22 Function settings A SUBARU dealer can change the settings of the functions shown in the following table to meet your personal requirements. Contact the nearest SUBARU dealer for details. If your vehicle is ... option) Rear window defogger Windshield wiper deicer (if equipped) Map light/Dome light ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 26
    ... airbag)...Vehicle with SRS airbags and lap/shoulder restraints for driver, front passenger, and window-side rear passengers...SUBARU advanced frontal airbag system ...SRS side airbag and SRS curtain airbag...SRS airbag system monitors...SRS ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 27
    ..., whichever is appropriate for the child's age, height and weight. Secure ALL types of child restraint devices (including forward facing child seat) in the... safer when properly restrained in the rear seating positions than in the front seating positions. For instructions and precau-
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 28
    ... section in this chapter. ! Reclining the seatback & Manual seat ! Forward and backward adjustment Pull ... the seatback lightly so that it may be raised back gradually. WARNING To prevent the passenger from sliding ... place objects such as cushions between the passenger and the seatback. If you do...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 29
    ... up or push down the rear end of the control switch. Lumbar support control switch To increase lower back support, push the front side of the switch. To decrease lower back support, push the rear side of the switch. The height of the seat can be adjusted by moving the seat ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 30
    ...not place objects such as cushions between the passenger and the seatback. If you do ...effective only when its height is properly adjusted and driver/passenger sits in the correct position on the seat....involved in a rear-end collision, have an authorized SUBARU dealer inspect the active head restraints...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 31
    ... adjustment dial in the furthest-forward position. An indicator light next to the WARNING Seatbelts provide maximum ... cushions or any other materials between occupants and seatbacks or seat cushions. If you do ... seat heater for a long period of time while the engine is not running can cause battery ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 32
    Seat, seatbelt and SRS airbags 1-7 & Armrest & Head restraint adjustment WARNING Never ... because it could tumble forward and injure passengers in the event of a sudden stop or accident. .... WARNING To avoid the possibility of serious injury, passengers must never be allowed to sit on the center ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 33
    1-8 Seat, seatbelt and SRS airbags The head restraint should be adjusted so that the center of the head restraint is closest to the top of the occupant's ears. When the seats are not occupied, lower the head restraints to improve rearward visibility. ! Rear center seating position CAUTION The ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 34
    ... your hand between the headrest and the cargo area cover when you recline the rear seat. WARNING To prevent the passenger from sliding under the seatbelt in .... Also, do not place objects such as cushions between the passenger and the seatback. If you do so, the risk of ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 35
    ... serious injury or death could result. . Replace all seatbelt assemblies including retractors and attaching hardware worn by occupants ... a seatbelt, whichever is appropriate for the child's height and weight. Secure ALL types of child restraint devices (including forward facing child seats) in the ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 36
    ... the rear seating positions than in the front seating positions. For instructions and precautions concerning the child restraint system, refer...which will record the use of the seatbelt by the front passenger when any of the SRS frontal and side airbags deploy. ! Infants or small children Use a child ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 37
    ...15-second intervals and the chime will sound while the warning light(s) is/are flashing. . It is possible to cancel ... ON the ignition switch. When the ignition switch is & Seatbelt warning light and chime Driver's warning... ! Operation If the driver and/or front passenger have/ has not yet fastened...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 38
    ...details about canceling the warning operation, please contact your SUBARU dealer. If there is no ...s seat is empty or it is deactivated even when the front passenger has not fastened his/her ... described above, immediately contact your SUBARU dealer for an inspection. & Fastening the seatbelt WARNING...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 39
    ... stops before reaching the buckle, return the belt slightly and pull it out more slowly. If the ... can increase the risk or severity of injury. 5. To make the lap part tight, pull up on the shoulder belt. 6. ...your hips, not on your waist. CAUTION Metallic parts of the seatbelt can become very hot in ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 40
    .... The shoulder belt anchor height should be adjusted to the position best suited for the driver/front passenger. To lower the anchor height, pull the release knob and slide the anchor down. To raise the anchor height, slide the anchor up. Pull down on ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 41
    ... belt webbing in the door. ! Rear center seatbelt 4. To make the lap part tight, pull up on the shoulder belt. 5. Place the lap ...out from the retractor, especially when inserting the connector's tongue plate into the mating buckle (on right-hand side), always check that the webbing is not twisted.
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 42
    ...not fastened to the connector's buckle on the right-hand side), it cannot properly restrain the wearer in position ... the tongue plate from the slot in the recessed compartment and pull out the seatbelt slowly. 3. After ... end into the buckle on the right-hand side until a click is heard. If the belt...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 43
    ... buckle marked "CENTER" on the left-hand side until it clicks. Push the release button of the center seatbelt buckle (on the left-hand side) to unfasten the seatbelt. 1. Insert a key or other... in the connector (buckle) on the right-hand side and push it in, and the connector (tongue) plate...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 44
    ... seatbelt pretensioners & Seatbelt maintenance To clean the seatbelts, use a mild soap and lukewarm water. ... passenger's seat operate at the same time as the frontal, and side SRS airbags. If the vehicle ... with the curtain airbag. The front and side airbag sensors and the rollover sensor are used ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 45
    ... with seatbelt pretensioners, see your nearest SUBARU dealer. . When discarding front seatbelt retractor...s and front passenger’s seatbelt retractor assemblies must be replaced only by an authorized SUBARU... retractor assemblies, use only genuine SUBARU parts. WARNING . To obtain maximum protection...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 46
    ... there may be a malfunction in the seatbelt pretensioners and/or SRS airbag system. Immediately take your vehicle to your nearest SUBARU dealer to have the system checked. Unless checked and properly repaired, the seatbelt pretensioners and/or SRS ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 47
    ... consult your SUBARU dealer if you want to install any accessory parts to your vehicle....skid plate, etc.) other than genuine SUBARU accessory parts to the front end. . Modification of the suspension system... not operate, contact your SUBARU dealer as soon as possible. Infants and small children should...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 48
    ... 1-23 properly secured in the vehicle. When installing the child restraint system, carefully follow the manufacturer's instructions. According to accident ... from injury in a collision, because the child will be caught between the passenger and objects inside the vehicle. Additionally, holding a ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 49
    ...Rear seat, window-side seating positions Recommended positions for all types of child restraint... anchorages (bars) are provided for installing a child restraint system. Some types of child restraints... seatbelt and an upper anchorage (tether anchorage) are provided in this position. Some types of child...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 50
    ... it will be used. CAUTION When you install a child restraint system, follow the manufacturer's instructions supplied with it. After installing the child restraint system, check to ensure that it is held securely in position. If it is...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 51
    ..., clicks will be heard which indicate the retractor functions as ALR. 6. Push and pull the child restraint system forward and from side to side to check if it is firmly secured. Sometimes a child restraint can be more firmly secured by pushing it down into the ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 52
    .... 2. Run the lap and shoulder belt through or around the child restraint system following the instructions provided by its manufacturer. 3. Insert the tongue plate into the ... child restraint system, move it back and forth and right and left to check if it is firmly secured. ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 53
    ... restraint system, follow the manufacturer's instructions supplied with it. After installing the child restraint system, check to ensure that it ... tether. Refer to "Top tether anchorages" in this section for additional instructions. & Installing a booster seat WARNING . Child restraint systems...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 54
    ... death to the child. CAUTION When you install a child restraint system, follow the manufacturer's instructions supplied with it. After installing the child restraint system, check to ensure that it is held securely in position. If it ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 55
    ... child suffering personal injury in the event of an accident may be increased. Some types of child restraint systems can be installed on the rear seat of your ... anchorages (bars) are used for installing a child restraint system only on the rear seat window-side seating positions. For ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 56
    ... position where you want to install the child restraint system. 2. While following the instructions supplied by the child restraint... your child restraint system is of a flexible attachment type (which uses tether belts to connect ...into the seat cushion, pull both left and right lower tether belts up ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 57
    ... To remove the child restraint system, follow the reverse procedures of installation. If you have any question concerning this type of child restraint system, ask your SUBARU dealer. 1) 2) 3) For right seat For center seat For left seat There are three ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 58
    ...! To hook the top tether Please contact your SUBARU dealer if you have any question regarding the installation of a child restraint system....from being thrown around in the passenger compartment in a sudden stop or a sharp turn. 2. For both window-side seating positions, remove...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 59
    ... record the use of the seatbelt by the front passenger when any of the SRS frontal, side and curtain airbags .../shoulder restraints for driver, front passenger, and window-side rear passengers Your vehicle is ... airbags . Curtain airbags (for driver, front passenger, and window-side rear passen- refer ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 60
    ...whichever is appropriate for the child's age, height and weight. Secure ALL types of child restraint devices (including ..., some smoke will be released. This smoke could cause breathing problems for people with a history of asthma or other breathing trouble. If you or your passengers have breathing ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 61
    1-36 Seat, seatbelt and SRS airbags blems after SRS airbag deploys, get fresh air promptly. . A deploying SRS airbag ...your vehicle, we urge you to explain to the buyer that it is equipped with SRS airbags by alerting him or her to the applicable section in this Owner's Manual.
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 62
    ... control module Front passenger's frontal airbag ON and OFF indicator SRS airbag system warning light Satellite safing sensor (under the rear center seat) 1)...4) Airbag control module (including impact and rollover sensors) Frontal airbag module (driver's side) Frontal airbag module (...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 63
    1-38 Seat, seatbelt and SRS airbags & SUBARU advanced frontal airbag system Your vehicle is equipped with a ... Bags". Make sure that you carefully read the instructions on the warning labels and tag. Always wear your seatbelt. The SUBARU advanced frontal airbag system is a supplemental restraint ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 64
    ... WARNING The SRS airbag deploys with considerable speed and force. Occupants who are out of proper position ...deployment, the driver should always sit upright and well back in the seat as far from the steering ...still maintaining full vehicle control and the front passenger should move the seat as far ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 65
    ...side airbag, SRS curtain airbag and seatbelt pretensioner are not controlled by the SUBARU advanced frontal airbag ... inspected by your SUBARU dealer immediately if the SRS airbag system warning light illuminates. ... Do not install any accessory (such as an audio amplifier) other than a genuine SUBARU ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 66
    ... SRS airbags 1-41 warning light will illuminate. Have the system inspected by your SUBARU dealer immediately if the SRS airbag system warning light illuminates. If ... simultaneously even after the system check period, the system is faulty. Contact your SUBARU dealer immediately for ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 67
    ...it. (See WARNING that follows.) . The seat is equipped with a booster seat and a small child is in the booster seat. (See WARNING that ... child restraint manufacturer's recommendations as well as the child restraint system installation procedures in the "Child restraint systems" section in this ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 68
    ... restraint system to the rear seat and immediately contact your SUBARU dealer for an inspection. NOTE ...small adult is seated in the front passenger's seat, the SUBARU advanced frontal airbag system may ...small adult in the rear seat and immediately contact your SUBARU dealer for an inspection. Even ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 69
    ... to move to the rear seat and immediately contact your SUBARU dealer for an inspection. ! Effect ... on SUBARU advanced frontal airbag system operation (U.S. only) Changing or moving any parts ... distributors: Subaru of America, Inc. Customer Dealer...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 70
    Seat, seatbelt and SRS airbags 1-45 ! Operation The SRS airbag can function only when the ignition switch is in the “ON” position. The SUBARU advanced frontal airbag system is designed ...s module or both driver’s and front passenger’s modules) instructing the module(s) to inflate the SRS ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 71
    ...-only basis. SRS airbag deployment depends on the level of force experienced in the passenger compartment during a collision. That level differs from one type of collision to another, and it may have no bearing on the visible damage ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 72
    Seat, seatbelt and SRS airbags 1-47 ! Examples of the types of accidents in which it is possible that the driver's/driver's and front passenger's SRS frontal airbag(s) will ... the driver's SRS frontal airbag or both driver's and front passenger's SRS frontal airbags may be ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 73
    ... truck. The vehicle sustains an oblique offset frontal impact. The vehicle sustains an offset side collision. ! Examples of the types of accidents in which deployment of the driver's/driver's and front passenger's SRS frontal airbag(s) is ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 74
    Seat, seatbelt and SRS airbags 1-49 ! Examples of the types of accidents in which the driver's/...involved in a lowspeed frontal collision. & SRS side airbag and SRS curtain airbag The SRS ...side of the vehicle deploys between the occupant and the side window and supplements the seatbelt by reducing...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 75
    1-50 Seat, seatbelt and SRS airbags WARNING The SRS side airbag and SRS curtain airbag are designed as only a supplement to... deployment may cause injuries if your head or other parts of the body are too close to the SRS side airbag. . Since your vehicle is equipped with SRS curtain airbags, do not ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 76
    ... child seriously because his/her head or arms or other parts of the body are too close to the SRS side airbag. Since your vehicle is also equipped with a front passenger's... accessories to the door trim or near either SRS side airbags and do not place objects near the SRS side ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 77
    ... deploy, they could be thrown through the passenger compartment and cause serious injuries. They could ... deploy in the same accident. Also, the SRS side airbag and SRS curtain airbag deploys independently... rollover sensor detects rollover of the The SRS side airbag and SRS curtain airbag can function...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 78
    ... in those situations. Each SRS side airbag and SRS curtain airbags are designed ... experienced in the passenger compartment during a side impact collision. That level differs from one type...s position and inclination at the time of the rollover. ! Example of the type of accident in which the SRS side...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 79
    1-54 Seat, seatbelt and SRS airbags 1) 2) 3) A severe side impact near the front seat ... SRS curtain airbag. The vehicle rolls onto its side or the roof. If the angle of vehicle tip-up ... vehicle's tires hit a curbstone laterally. ! Examples of the types of accidents in which the SRS curtain airbag ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 80
    Seat, seatbelt and SRS airbags 1-55 ! Examples of the types of accidents in which it is possible that the SRS side airbag and the SRS curtain airbag will ... deep hole Landing hard or vehicle falling It is possible that the SRS side and curtain airbags will deploy if a serious impact...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 81
    ... in a side-on impact from a motorcycle. The vehicle rolls onto its side or roof. ! Examples of the types of accidents in which the SRS side airbag is unlikely to deploy. There are many types of collisions which might not necessarily require SRS side airbag deployment. In the event...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 82
    ... in a side-on impact in an area outside the vicinity of the passenger compartment. The vehicle is involved in a side-on impact from a motorcycle. There are many types of collisions which might not necessarily require SRS curtain airbag deployment. In...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 83
    1-58 Seat, seatbelt and SRS airbags 2) The vehicle is struck from behind. ! Examples of the types of accidents in which the SRS side airbag and SRS curtain airbag will basically not deploy. The SRS side airbag and SRS curtain airbag are basically not designed to deploy if...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 84
    ... there may be a malfunction in the seatbelt pretensioners and/or SRS airbag system. Immediately take your vehicle to your nearest SUBARU dealer to have the system checked. Unless checked and properly repaired, the seatbelt pretensioners and/or SRS ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 85
    ...60 Seat, seatbelt and SRS airbags cle damaged by a collision, consult your SUBARU dealer. ....are replaced, use only genuine SUBARU parts. the front pillar to a point over the rear seat) ... following cases, contact your SUBARU dealer as soon as possible. . The front part of the vehicle was involved in...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 86
    ... . Attachment of any equipment (side steps or side sill protectors, etc.) other than genuine SUBARU accessory parts to the side body. Always consult your SUBARU dealer if you want to install any accessory parts on your vehicle.
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 87
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  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 88
    ... 2-15 2-16 2-16 2-16 2-17 2-18 Immobilizer ...Security ID plate...Security indicator light ...Key replacement ... 2-2 2-3 2-3 2-4 2 Door locks ...Locking and unlocking from the outside ...Locking and unlocking from the inside ...Battery drainage ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 89
    ... (gray) Key number plate Security ID plate Three types of keys are provided for your vehicle: Master key, submaster key and valet key. The ... down the key number and keep it in another safe place, not in the vehicle. This number is needed to make a replacement key if you lose ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 90
    ... repair of the engine control unit, integrated unit, and combination meter. The security indicator light deters ... pulled out. If the security indicator light does not flash, the immobilizer system may be faulty. If this occurs, contact your SUBARU dealer as soon as possible. In case an unauthorized ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 91
    2-4 Keys and doors NOTE Even if the security indicator light flashes irregularly or its fuse blows (the .... For information on replacement keys and on the registration of keys with your immobilizer system, contact your SUBARU dealer. To lock the driver's door from the outside with the key, turn ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 92
    ...is not completely closed and the dome light, ignition switch light, and door open warning... dead. The operational/ non-operational setting of this function can be changed by a SUBARU dealer. Contact the nearest SUBARU dealer if you would like to change the setting. - CONTINUED - To lock the door ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 93
    ... operational/ non-operational status can be changed by a SUBARU dealer. Contact a SUBARU dealer for details. 1) 2) Lock Unlock All doors and the rear gate can ...power door locking switches located at the driver's side and the front passenger's side doors. To lock the doors, push the...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 94
    ... Do not take the transmitter apart except when replacing the battery. . Do not get the transmitter wet... cloth immediately. This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules and with RSS-210 of Industry ... a key . Sounding a panic alarm . Arming and disarming the alarm system. For detailed information,...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 95
    ... chirp will sound five times and the turn signal lights will flash five times to alert you ...an electronic chirp will sound once and the turn signal lights will flash once. Press the " " button to ... electronic chirp will sound twice and the turn signal lights will flash twice. To unlock all doors ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 96
    ... setting of the interior light in accordance with your preference. Contact the nearest SUBARU dealer for details....s horn to sound once and its turn signal lights to flash three times. Pressing .... The dome light must be set to the DOOR position in order for this function to operate. A SUBARU dealer ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 97
    ... times to indicate completion of the setting. You may have the above settings done by your SUBARU dealer. as possible. To replace ... using a flathead screwdriver. 3. Replace with a new battery (type CR2025 or equivalent) making sure to install the new battery with the negative (−) side facing up. ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 98
    ... the code is affixed to the bag containing the transmitter, and another is affixed to the circuit board inside... with the following procedure: 1. Firmly close the doors and the rear gate. 2. Open the driver's door... steps within 45 seconds. (1) Open and close the driver's door once. 1) 2) ON LOCK...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 99
    ...45 seconds, an error will occur. Neither an electronic tone nor the buzzer will sound, and the interior lamp will not flash. In this event, perform the whole procedure again beginning with part 1. 4. Open and close the door once within 15 seconds. 5. ...
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    Keys and doors 2-13 7. Perform parts 5 and 6 of the procedure for each of the remaining digits of the transmitter code beginning with the second ..., an error will occur. In this event, perform the procedure again beginning with part 3. 9. When you have finished entering the code a second time, an ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 101
    ...trigger illumination of the dome light. The dome light notification is deactivated as the factory setting. A SUBARU dealer can activate the system. Contact your SUBARU dealer for details. & System operation The alarm ... the above setting change done by your SUBARU dealer. & If you have accidentally ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 102
    ...lock, an electronic chirp will sound once, the turn signal lights will flash once, and the indicator ...30 seconds (standby time), the indicator lights will then flash slowly (twice approximately every ...sound once, the turn signal lights will flash once and the indicator lights will start - CONTINUED ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 103
    ... to "Activating and deactivating the alarm system" in this section. The security indicator light will continue to flash... you prefer. Have it performed by your SUBARU dealer. . The system is in the standby mode for a 30... arming mode, have it done by your SUBARU dealer. & Valet mode When you choose...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 104
    .... & Tripped sensor identification The security indicator light flashes when the alarm system has been ... to the "ON" position, the indicator light will light for 1 second and then flash as follows: . When a door or... or not the passive mode has been selected. NOTE Any of the above indicator light ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 105
    ... flashing the turn signal lights, both lasting approximately 30 seconds. If you desire, your SUBARU dealer can connect them and set them for activation or ... of the shock sensors adjusted to your preference by your SUBARU dealer. Child safety locks NOTE . The shock ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 106
    ...the power window switch cluster at the driver side door. To open: Push the switch down lightly and hold it. The window will open as long as the switch ... switch up lightly. To close: Pull the switch up lightly and hold it. The window will close as long as the switch is - CONTINUED...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 107
    ...20 held. Keys and doors ! Locking the passengers' windows ! Operating the passengers' windows ! Passengers' side switches To open: Push the switch down and hold it until the ... switches. To open: Push the appropriate switch down and hold it until the window reaches the desired ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 108
    ... rear gate when opening or closing the rear gate and when loading or unloading cargo. The rear gate can... switches. Refer to the "Power door locking switches" and "Remote keyless entry system" sections ...system or other causes, you can unlock it by manually operating the rear gate lock release ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 109
    ... this procedure could result in injury to a child operating the moonroof. . Never try to check the anti-entrapment function by deliberately placing part of your body in the moonroof. CAUTION . Do not sit on the edge of the open moonroof. . Do ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 110
    ... moves back by 6 in (15 cm) from that point and then stops. The anti-entrapment function ... shade & To open the moonroof Pull the switch to the "OPEN" side and quickly release it to open the moonroof.... because of system failure, it can be closed manually using a hex-head wrench. For the procedure,...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 111
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    ... passenger's frontal airbag ON and OFF indicators...CHECK ENGINE warning light/Malfunction indicator lamp ...Coolant temperature low indicator light/... indicator (AT vehicles)...Turn signal indicator lights...High beam indicator light ...Cruise control indicator light...Cruise control ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 113
    Instruments and controls Turn signal lever ...Illumination brightness control ...Front fog light switch (if equipped) ...Wiper and washer ...Windshield wiper and washer switches ...Rear window wiper and washer switch... 3-26 3-26 3-27 3-28 3-29 3-30 Windshield ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 114
    ... to "LOCK" while the vehicle is being driven or towed because that will lock the steering wheel, preventing steering control. And when the engine is turned off,...vehicles The ignition switch has four positions: LOCK, Acc, ON and START. NOTE CAUTION Do not attach a large ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 115
    ...to "LOCK" only when the selector lever is in the "P" position. ! Manual transmission vehicles The engine is started in this position. The starter cranks the engine ... registered key fails to start the engine, pull out the key once (the security indicator light will blink), and then insert the ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 116
    ... needles, gauge needles, odometer and trip meter back light illuminate. 2. Meter needles and ... show MIN position. 4. Dials and indicators in meters and gauges light up. 5. Regular illumination ... illuminates when driver’s door is opened. The light remains on for 20 seconds and turns off after driverମ.
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 117
    ...Deactivated It is possible to activate or deactivate the movement of the meter needles and gauge needles that takes place when the ignition switch is turned...in the "LOCK" or "Acc" position, the odometer/trip meter will light up. It is possible to switch the indications while the odometer/trip...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 118
    ... the A trip or B trip meter by pushing the knob and keep the knob pushed for more than ... meter and battery is broken for any reason such as vehicle maintenance or fuse replacement,... of the tachometer in the red zone. In this range, fuel injection will be cut by the engine control module - CONTINUED ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 119
    ... that the fuel filler door (lid) is located on the right side of the vehicle. ! Low fuel warning light The low fuel warning light illuminates ... of an empty tank could cause damage to the engine. 1) Low fuel warning light The fuel gauge shows the approximate amount of fuel remaining in the tank. When...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 120
    ... light : Brake system warning light corresponding system. Consult your authorized SUBARU dealer for repair. & Seatbelt warning light and chime Your vehicle is ... light : SPORT mode indicator light (AT vehicles) : Cruise control indicator light : Cruise control set indicator light If ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 121
    ...Front passenger's warning light ! Operation If the driver and/or front passenger have/ has ...15-second intervals and the chime will sound while the warning light(s) is/are flashing. . It is possible to cancel ... about canceling the warning operation, please contact your SUBARU dealer. If there is no ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 122
    ... described above, immediately contact your SUBARU dealer for an inspection. & SRS airbag system warning light When the ignition switch is turned ... airbag system. Immediately take your vehicle to your nearest SUBARU dealer to have the system checked. Unless checked and properly repaired, the seatbelt...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 123
    ... detected. You should have your vehicle checked by an authorized SUBARU dealer immediately. warning light turn off immediately. It may ... have your vehicle checked by an authorized SUBARU dealer immediately. & CHECK ENGINE warnCAUTION NOTE This light also illuminates when the fuel filler cap is not...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 124
    ...After that, have the system checked by your nearest SUBARU dealer. & Charge warning light If ... SUBARU dealer. Refer to "In case of emergency" in chapter 9. This coolant temperature low indicator light/...If the engine oil is at the proper level but the light remains on, contact your nearest SUBARU ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 125
    ... stop the vehicle in a safe place and let the engine idle until the warning light turns off. ! Automatic ... it may indicate that the automatic transmission control system is not working properly. Contact your nearest SUBARU dealer for service immediately. When the ignition switch is turned to the "...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 126
    ... inspected by your nearest SUBARU dealer as soon as possible. WARNING If this light does not ... Monitoring System checked at a SUBARU dealer as soon as possible. If this light illuminates while .... If the light illuminates steadily after blinking for approximately one minute, promptly contact a SUBARU ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 127
    ... by your SUBARU dealer. With a vehicle equipped with an EBD system, the ABS warning light illuminates ... be working properly. If the light remains on, have the brakes inspected by a SUBARU dealer immediately.... Have your vehicle towed to the nearest SUBARU dealer for repair. This light has the following...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 128
    ... carefully to the nearest SUBARU dealer and have the system inspected. 4. If both warning lights ... towed to the nearest SUBARU dealer for repair. & Hill start assist warning light (MT vehicles) ... illuminates, have the vehicle inspected at an authorized SUBARU dealer. NOTE This light does not turn ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 129
    ... following conditions. Have your vehicle checked at a SUBARU dealer immediately. . The light does not illuminate when the ignition switch is turned to the "ON" position.... conditions. Have your vehicle checked at a SUBARU dealer immediately. . The warning light does not illuminate ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 130
    ..., but have your vehicle checked at a SUBARU dealer as soon as possible. NOTE If the warning light behavior is as described below, the Vehicle ...under the following condition. Have your vehicle checked at a SUBARU dealer as soon as possible. . The light does not turn off even ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 131
    ... to the "SPORT mode" section in chapter 7. & Cruise control indicator light The cruise control indicator ... function is deactivated and the "CRUISE" indicator light flashes. To reactivate the cruise control function,... or lane change signal. If the indicator lights do not blink or blink rapidly...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 132
    Instruments and controls 3-21 & Cruise control set indicator light The cruise control set indicator light illuminates when the ignition switch is turned to the "ON" position and turns off after approximately 3 seconds. This light illuminates when vehicle speed has been set. ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 133
    ... there is too much sun. . During idling; while running at low speeds in a traffic jam; when the engine is restarted immediately following a ... the outside temperature, the display switches to the outside temperature indication and flashes for 5 seconds before returning to its original indication. If ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 134
    ... for approximately 5 seconds. treated only as a guide. . When either trip meter indication is reset, the average fuel consumption corresponding to that ... not shown until the vehicle has subsequently covered a distance of 1 mile (or 1 km). & Average fuel consumption 1) 2) U.S.-spec. models Canada-...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 135
    ... signal lever. first position Instrument panel illumination, tail lights, front side marker lights and license plate lights are on. second position Headlights, instrument panel illumination, tail lights, front side marker lights, and license plate lights are on. CAUTION . ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 136
    ... combination meter also illuminates. NOTE When the light switch is in the " " position, the front side marker lights, tail lights and license plate lights are illuminated. CAUTION Do not hold the lever in the flashing position for more than just a few ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 137
    ... up or down slightly and hold it during the lane change. The turn signal indicator lights will flash in the direction of the turn or lane change. The lever ... of clock display, audio, air conditioner, information display and instrument panel illumination dims when the light switch is in...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 138
    Instruments and controls 3-27 at all. Front fog light switch (if equipped) ...beam headlights are illuminated. However, the front fog lights turn off when the headlights are switched to high ...upward to the " " position. To turn off the front fog lights, turn the switch back down to the "OFF"...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 139
    ...overheating of the washer motor. Check the washer fluid level frequently, such as at fuel stops. . Do ...areas where water freezes in winter, use SUBARU Windshield Washer Fluid or the equivalent. Refer to the "Windshield ... are freezing temperatures, use non-freezing type wiper blades. . Do not clean ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 140
    ... even after following this procedure, replace the wiper blades with new ones. For replacement instructions, refer to the "Replacement of wiper blades" section in chapter 11. & Windshield wiper and washer switches The wiper operates only when the ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 141
    ... Mist (for a single wipe) ! Washer & Rear window wiper and washer switch For a single wipe ...push the washer button at the end of the wiper control lever. The washer fluid sprays until you ... upward to the "INT" or "ON" position. To turn the wiper off, return the knob on the end of the lever ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 142
    ...have to push the button to turn it on again. Your SUBARU dealer can set your rear window defogger for continuous operation. Contact your SUBARU dealer for details. Once the rear window..., continuous operation is canceled and operation stops as described in the - CONTINUED - Manual climate control...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 143
    ... operating. window defogger is operating. . Turn on the rear window defogger if the wiper is frozen to the glass. Windshield wiper deicer (... the defogger continuously for any longer than necessary. Manual climate control system NOTE . If your vehicle is equipped with the outside mirror defogger, ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 144
    ... to push the button to turn the deicer on again. Your SUBARU dealer can set your windshield wiper deicer for continuous operation. Contact your SUBARU dealer for details. Once... below the permissible level. Mirrors Always check that the inside and outside mirrors are properly adjusted before ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 145
    ..., the auto dimming indicator light (green) located to the right of the button will illuminate. . By pressing and releasing the ... display is toggled on The mirror has a photosensor attached on both the front and back sides. If the glare from the headlights of vehicles behind you strikes the mirror, ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 146
    ...one attached to the end of this manual to verify that the compass zone setting is correct for your geographical location. 2. Press and hold the right ... Return the selection switch to the neutral position to prevent unintentional operation. The mirrors can also be adjusted manually. - CONTINUED -
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 147
    .... The indicator light located on the button lights up while the outside mirror defogger is operating. The defogger will automatically shut off .... This may cause loss of vehicle control and result in personal injury. Manual climate control system NOTE While the outside mirror defogger is operating, ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 148
    ... the steering wheel is securely locked by moving it up and down. Tilt/telescopic steering wheel (if... driving. This may cause loss of vehicle control and result in personal injury. . If the lever cannot ... wheel. This may cause loss of vehicle control and result in personal injury. 1. Adjust the seat ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 149
    3-38 Horn Instruments and controls To sound the horn, push the horn pad.
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 150
    Climate control Ventilator...Air flow selection ...Center and side ventilators ... 4-2 4-2 4-3 Air conditioner button ...Temperature sensors ... 4-10 4-11 Manual climate control system (if equipped) ...Control panel ...Heater operation ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 151
    4-2 Climate control Ventilator & Air flow selection
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 152
    Climate control 4-3 & Center and side ventilators ! Center ventilators ! Side ventilators Manual climate control system (if equipped) & Control panel Move the tab up and down or right and left to adjust the flow direction. 1) 2) 3) Open Close Thumb-wheel...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 153
    ...defroster outlets and foot outlets. : Air flows through the windshield defroster outlets. side air" mode. In this state, you cannot select "recirculation" mode by manually .... The indicator light will illuminate. Place the air inlet selection button to the ON position for fast cooling ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 154
    ... the windshield quickly. However, the air conditioner indicator light does not illuminate at this time. ! Heating and defrosting & Heater operation ! ... air conditioner indicator light does not illuminate at this time. - CONTINUED - To direct warm air to the windshield and front door ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 155
    ... out from the right and left air outlets. To stop warm air flow from these ... the temperature difference between the air from the instrument panel outlets and the air from the foot outlets.... of different temperatures from the instrument panel and foot outlets. The air from the foot outlets is slightly ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 156
    ... position to provide better defogging performance. & Air conditioner operation ! Cooling or dehumidifying 1) ON position For cooling and dehumidification of the passenger compartment, performing the following steps will allow air to flow To direct warm air to ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 157
    ...5) 6) Temperature control dial Fan speed control dial Air flow control dial Rear window defogger button (Refer...system when the engine is running. . When the engine coolant is cold, the blower does not run. . In the "AUTO" mode, when the air temperature in the passenger compartment is sufficiently...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 158
    ...outside the passenger compartment, the intensity of sunlight, and other factors. SUBARU recommends using the AUTO position. Other ... the passenger compartment, the intensity of sunlight, and other factors. SUBARU recommends using the AUTO position. : Instrument panel outlets : Instrument panel outlets...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 159
    ... road. The indicator light will illuminate. OFF position (Outside Air): Outside air is drawn into the passenger compartment. Push the... position other than the AUTO position. Then turn to "AUTO" mode. SUBARU recommends using the AUTO position. & Air conditioner button WARNING Continued operation...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 160
    ...other than the AUTO position. Then turn to "AUTO" mode. SUBARU recommends using the AUTO position. & Temperature sensors NOTE The air conditioner's compressor does ... with an outside temperature of 328F (08C) or lower. properly and become damaged, the system may not be able to...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 161
    ... conditioner unit for refrigerant leaks, hose conditions, and proper operation each spring. Have your SUBARU dealer perform this check. & Refrigerant for your climate control system Your air conditioner uses ozone friendly refrigerant HFC134a. Therefore,...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 162
    ... be replaced more frequently. It is recommended that you have your filter checked or replaced by your SUBARU dealer. For replacement, use only a genuine SUBARU air filter kit. Replacement schedule: Every 12 months or 7,500 miles (12,000 km) ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 163
    4-14 Climate control 3. Replace the air filter element with a new one. CAUTION The arrow mark on... shaft. 5. Close the glove box. 6. LABEL installation (1) Fill out the information on the service label (small). 1) Service label (2) Attach the service label to the driver's side door pillar. 1)...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 164
    Climate control 4-15 air filter as shown in the illustration.
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    ... radio reception (if equipped)...Installation of accessories...Audio set ...Type A audio set (if equipped) ...Type B audio set (if equipped) ... 5-2 5-4 5-5 5-5 5-6 CD player ... insert a CD(s) (type B)...How to play back a CD ...To select a track from its beginning...Fast-forwarding and fast-...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 167
    ... information, including song title and artist name. A service fee is required to receive ... the equator. One satellite covers the east coast and the other covers the west coast..... 1) 2) Unscrew Remove The roof antenna is installed in the center at the rear part of the roof. It is possible to remove ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 168
    ... more), for example on a road that goes through a dense forest . The signal can become weak in some areas that are not covered by the repeater station network. Please note that these may be other unforeseen circumstances when there are problems with the reception of XMTM satellite radio signals.
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 169
    5-4 Audio Installation of accessories Always consult your SUBARU dealer before installing a citizen band radio or other transmitting device in your vehicle. Such ... the electronic control system to malfunction if they are incorrectly installed or if they are not suited for the vehicle.
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 170
    Audio 5-5 Audio set Your SUBARU may be equipped with one of the following audio sets. See the pages indicated in this section for operating details. & Type A audio set (if equipped) The audio ... switch is in the "Acc" or "ON" position. . Power and sound controls: refer to page 5-7 . Radio ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 171
    5-6 Audio & Type B audio set (if equipped) The audio set will operate only when the ignition switch is in the "Acc" or "ON" position. . Power and sound controls: refer to page 5-7 . Radio operation: refer to page 5-10 . Satellite radio ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 172
    ...and volume control & Sound control ! Tone and balance control ! Other sound setting ...button changes the control modes in the following sequence. Type A audio: Choose the desired level for each ...channel control mode after approximately 5 seconds. Type B audio: Choose the desired settings for each ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 173
    .... The initial setting is ON. ! SRS CS Auto setting (type B audio) SRS CS Auto can be set ...Auto, TruBass, FOCUS, Circle Surround-II, SRS and " " symbol are trademarks of SRS Labs, Inc. CS ...5.1ch equivalent surround field using 10 speakers that are installed in the vehicle. SRS CS Auto features: 1) ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 174
    ... level of each mode Mode Volume Volume control AUX volume control* Tone and balance Bass control Midrange control Treble control Balance Fader Other settings SPEED VOLUME BEEP CS Auto (type B audio) *Only when an AUX audio product is connected. Range of levels (...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 175
    ... operation & FM/AM selection & Tuning ! Manual tuning ! Seek tuning (SEEK) Push ..., the radio will automatically search for a receivable station and stop at the first one it finds. This function ..., when radio signals are weak. In such a situation, perform manual tuning to select the desired station....
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 176
    ... 5-11 ! Scan tuning (SCAN) ! PTY (Program type) group tuning (only FM reception) ! PTY (Program type) group selection If you press the "SCAN" button, the radio will... weakened by distance from the station or proximity to tall buildings and hills. Press the "PTY/CAT" button to...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 177
    5-12 Audio ! Seek in PTY (Program type) group & Displaying radio PS (Program Service Name) and RT (Radio Text) & ... FM1, FM2, FM3 or AM reception. 2. Press the " " or " " side of the SEEK button or tune the radio manually until the desired station frequency is displayed...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 178
    ...if equipped) To receive satellite radio, it is necessary to install the SUBARU genuine satellite receiver (optional equipment) and to enter into a contract. For details, please contact your SUBARU dealer.... a tuner, antenna and a service contract. For details, please contact your SUBARU dealer...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 179
    ... satellite radio ID will be needed when you activate satellite radio and receive satellite radio customer support. ..., SAT2 or SAT3 reception. ! Channel selection (type B) & Channel and category selection ! Channel selection (type A) NOTE For Sirius, change the display to an indication mode other ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 180
    ... stop at the station for 5 seconds while displaying the channel number, after which scanning will continue until the entire channel has been scanned from the low end to the high end. Press the "SCAN" button again to cancel the SCAN mode and to stop on any displayed channel. - CONTINUED -
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 181
    ... preset channels 1. Press the "SAT" button to select SAT1, SAT2 and SAT3 reception. 2. Select the desired channel. 3. Press one ... NOTE If the connection between the radio and battery is broken for any reason such as vehicle maintenance or radio removal, all channels stored in the preset buttons ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 182
    ... cannot be played, and the player will skip to the next file (track). & How to insert a CD (type A) Hold ...label side up) and the player will automatically pull the disc into position. no idle ...insert a CD(s) (type B) 1. Briefly press the "LOAD" button. If the magazine in the player has an idle ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 183
    ... the disc number indicator associated with the idle position will blink. The positions in the magazine the indicator of which steadily lights up are already loaded ..., the disc number indicator will stop blinking and will steadily light. 3. When the loading of a disc is complete, the next disc number ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 184
    ... inserted first. player will start playback. ! When there are CDs loaded (type B) & To select a track from its beginning ! Forward direction & How to ... playback of the CD, beginning with the first track. ! When CD is in the player (type A) Press a desired one of the disc select buttons the disc ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 185
    ... to the last track/file (track) in the folder. Press the " " side of the "SEEK" button continuously to fast-forward the disc/ folder. Release the button to stop fast-forwarding. Press the " " side of the "SEEK" button continuously to fast-reverse the disc/ ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 186
    ...disc. It repeats the tracks on the CD. It is only possible to select this function for type B audio. To cancel the track/file (track) repeat-play mode, .... Each time you press the button, the mode changes in the following sequences. Type B audio: NOTE . The "RDM" indication refers to the random ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 187
    ... you perform any of the following steps: . Press the "RPT" button and select CANCEL . Press the " " button . Press the disc select...Press the "RPT" button . Turn the "TRACK" dial . Press the " " or " " side of the "FOLDER" button . Press the " " button If you press the...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 188
    Audio 5-23 For CD-DA: & Folder selection & How to eject a CD from the player (type A) For MP3/WMA: ! Page (track/folder title) scroll Press the " " side of the "FOLDER" button briefly to select the next folder. Press the ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 189
    5-24 Audio & How to eject CDs from the player (type B) ! Ejecting a CD from the player Of the discs loaded, you can select and remove only one disc...mode. At this time, the disc number indicator and "ALL EJECT" indicator will flash. 2. Remove the disc that has been ejected. The ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 190
    ... cannot clear those messages, please contact your SUBARU dealer. ! When "PUSH EJECT" is displayed Press the eject button to unload the disc. Check the disc ... message remains displayed, please contact your SUBARU dealer. ! When "CHECK DISC" is displayed Press the eject button to ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 191
    ... button when the auxiliary audio input is off to turn on the auxiliary audio input. NOTE . The output sound of the portable audio player is not loud, and the sound via the vehicle's speakers that are connected to the vehicle audio set is very small. If you turn up the volume of the audio set, the...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 192
    .... ! Volume control buttons ! MUTE button ! " " and " " buttons ! With radio mode selected Press ... for a short time to skip to a preset channel, and press it for a long time to seek the next ... again, the original sound volume will return and "MUTE" turns off. Press the "+" button ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 193
    ... out again, possibly causing the player to malfunction. . In cold and/or rainy weather, dew can form ... normal operation. If this happens, eject the CD and wait for the player to dry out. . Skipping may ... remove a disc from the case, press the center of the case and hold both edges of the disc. If the ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 194
    ... that is scratched, deformed, or cracked. Also, do not use any disc that has a non-standard shape (for example, a heart shape). Malfunctions or problems might result. . A disc is vulnerable to heat. Never keep it either in places exposed to direct sunlight, near heaters or in vehicles parked in the ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 195
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    ... light ...Cargo area light ...Map light... 6-2 6-2 6-3 6-3 Bottle holders ...Accessory power outlets ...Use with a... cover (dealer option)...Using the cover ...To remove the cover ...To install the cover housing ... 6-11 6-11 6-11 6-12 6-12 6-12 6-13 Cup holders ...Front passenger cup holder...Rear ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 197
    ... Interior lights When leaving your vehicle, make sure the light turns off to avoid battery discharge. stays on can be changed by a SUBARU dealer. Contact your SUBARU dealer for details. OFF: The light stays off. ! OFF DELAY function When the dome light switch...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 198
    ... of the doors or the rear gate is opened. The light remains on for several seconds and gradually turns off after all doors ... to operational/ non-operational status can be changed by a SUBARU dealer. Contact a SUBARU dealer for details. 1) 2) 3) DOOR OFF ON To turn on the map light, push the lens. ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 199
    ...the vanity mirror cover closed while the car is being driven to avoid being temporarily blinded by the glare of bright light. Storage compartment... the sun visor at a side window, swing it down and move it sideways. To use the vanity mirror, swing down the sun visor and open the vanity mirror cover.
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    .... CAUTION Do not step or sit on the armrest, and do not place heavy objects on ...firmly upward. To lock the glove box, insert the key and turn it clockwise. To unlock the glove box, insert... console can be used as an armrest. 2. Push the armrest part of the console top forward to the desired position. ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 201
    ... Be careful not to trap your hands between the console top and console box when raising and ... console top. To open the console, push on the console lid lightly and the lid will automatically open. To use the ... console. The rear seat center table can be used as a storage space and as rear passenger
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 202
    ...avoid spills. Beverages, if hot, might burn you or your passengers. Spilled beverages may also damage upholstery, carpets or audio... returning the rear seat center table, make sure not to pinch fingers or other body parts. & Front passenger cup holder CAUTION Do not pick up a cup from the cup holder ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 203
    6-8 Interior equipment & Rear passenger cup holder (if equipped) Bottle holders CAUTION .... while you are driving, as this may distract you and lead to an accident. . When placing a beverage in a door ... spill when opening/closing the door or while driving and, if the beverage is hot, it could scald ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 204
    ...area Power outlet below the climate controls Power outlet in the center console Accessory power outlets are provided below the climate controls, in the center console and in the cargo area. Electrical power (12V DC) from the battery is available at any of the outlets when the ignition switch is in...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 205
    ...position. To use the cigarette lighter, push in the knob and wait a few moments. It will automatically spring ... controls is originally designed to use a genuine SUBARU cigarette lighter plug. Do not .... A cigarette lighter plug is available from your SUBARU dealer. The cigarette lighter operates only ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 206
    ...11 Floor mat A retaining pin is located on the driver's side floor. The floor mat is secured using the .... Coat hook A coat hook is attached to each side of the cargo area. CAUTION CAUTION Make sure ...that weigh 6 lbs (3 kg) or more. A shopping bag hook is attached to each side of the cargo area.
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 207
    ... (dealer option) The cargo area cover is provided for covering the cargo area and to protect its contents from... rear gate stays while extending and rewinding the cover. Scratches on the stays could cause ... automatically. You should hold on to the cover and guide it back into the cover housing while it...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 208
    Interior equipment 6-13 & To install the cover housing both ends of the sleeve into the recesses of the retainers. Cargo tie-down hooks 1. Remove the cover of the retainers by prying on the edge with a flat-head screwdriver. The cargo area is equipped with ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 209
    ...CAUTION The cargo tie-down hooks are designed only for securing light cargo. Never try to secure cargo that exceeds the capacity of the hooks. The maximum ...) The storage compartment is located under the floor of the cargo area, and it can be used to store small items. To open ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 210
    ... system self-check ...ABS warning light... 7-23 7-23 7-23 Stopping the engine...Remote engine ...(MT vehicles) ...Hill start assist warning light... 7-33 7-34 Cruise control ...To set cruise... cruise control...To change the cruising speed ...Cruise control indicator light...Cruise control set indicator...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 211
    ... performance of your vehicle's catalytic converter and may produce a sulfur exhaust odor or smell. SUBARU recommends that you try a different brand of unleaded ... to your authorized SUBARU Dealer for service. If it is determined that the condition is caused by the type of fuel used, repairs ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 212
    ... before seeking service at your SUBARU dealer. . Fuel system damage or driveability problems which result from the use of improper fuel are not covered under the SUBARU Limited Warranty. fuel may damage... damage caused by spilled fuel is not covered under the SUBARU Limited Warranty. & Fuel filler ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 213
    ... refueling, always first stop the engine and close all vehicle doors and windows. Make sure that there are no lighted cigarettes, open flames or electrical sparks in the adjacent area. Only handle fuel outdoors. Quickly wipe up any spilled fuel. 3. ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 214
    ...be sure to wipe off any spilled fuel quickly. Paint damage caused by spilled fuel is not covered under the SUBARU Limited Warranty. . Always use a genuine SUBARU fuel filler cap. If you use the wrong cap, it may not fit or have proper venting and your fuel...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 215
    ... not to place your SUBARU AWD vehicle on a two-wheel dynamometer. Otherwise, serious transmission damage will result. Some... testing. CAUTION Resultant vehicle damage due to improper testing is not covered under the SUBARU Limited Warranty and is the responsibility of the state inspection program or ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 216
    ... an emission re-inspection. . Owners of rejected or failing vehicles should contact their SUBARU Dealer for service. Preparing to drive You should perform the following checks and adjustments every day before you start driving. 1. Check that ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 217
    ... still refuses to start, contact your nearest SUBARU dealer for assistance. 6. Confirm that all warning and indicator lights have gone off after ...still refuses to start, contact your nearest SUBARU dealer for assistance. NOTE The engine may be difficult to start when the battery ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 218
    Starting and operating 7-9 6. Confirm that all warning and indicator lights have gone out after the engine has started. The fuel injection system automatically lowers the idle speed as the engine warms up. While the engine is warming up, ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 219
    ...the keyless entry system. If the vehicle's doors are unlocked manually using the key, the vehicle's alarm system will trigger and the remote engine start ... vehicle NOTE . The security indicator light on the dashboard will stop flashing while under remote engine start operation, ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 220
    ...times. The system will pause for 1 second and then flash the turn signal lights and honk the horn three times indicating that the system is in service mode. When attempting...the remote start system while in service mode, the turn signal lights will flash and the horn will honk two times ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 221
    ...the ignition switch and test operation of the remote transmitter(s) and horn confirmation feature. & System maintenance ! Changing the remote control batteries The two ... under the battery tab releasing the batteries. Remove the old batteries and replace with new ones. Be sure to observe the (+) sign
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 222
    ... by the party responsible for compliance could void the user's authority to operate the equipment. CAUTION The manual transmission is a fully synchromeshed, 5-forward-speed and 1-reverse-speed transmission. The shift pattern is shown on the ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 223
    ... shifting speeds The best compromise between fuel economy and vehicle performance during normal ... pulls away from a standstill. This phenomenon is not an indication of a problem in your vehicle. ! Maximum allowable speeds ... precaution can lead to excessive engine wear and poor fuel economy. 1st 2nd ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 224
    ... timing will automatically shift to the normal timing after the engine has warmed up. . Immediately after ATF (automatic transmission fluid) is replaced, you may feel that the automatic transmission operation is somewhat unusual. This results from ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 225
    ... "D" and also has manual gate for using "SPORT" mode or manual mode. ! P (Park) This position is for parking the vehicle and starting the engine. In this position, the transmission is mechanically locked to prevent the vehicle from rolling ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 226
    Starting and operating 7-17 NOTE The transmission may downshift to 2nd or 1st gear, ... pedal, causing engine braking to work. Reacceleration for a short time will cause the transmission to upshift ... fails, have the vehicle inspected by the nearest SUBARU dealer. & Selector lever reverse inhibiting ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 227
    7-18 Starting and operating & Selection of manual mode Gear shifts can be performed by ... Gear position indicator When manual mode is selected, the gear position indicator and upshift indicator and/or ... read the following points carefully and bear them in mind when using the manual mode. . If you ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 228
    ... . If the temperature of the automatic transmission fluid becomes too high, the "AT OIL TEMP" warning light will illuminate and upshifts to 4th gear... Immediately stop the vehicle in a safe place and let the engine idle until the warning light turns off. In addition, ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 229
    ... lever from the "D" position to the manual gate. When selected, the SPORT mode indicator light on the combination meter will... lever to the "D" position and from there to the manual gate. In this mode, the transmission shifts up at higher vehicle speeds and shifts down more responsively than ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 230
    ... position. 6. Remove the screwdriver from the hole. Depress the brake pedal and start the engine. Take your vehicle to the nearest SUBARU dealer immediately to have the system repaired. CAUTION Do not hold the steering wheel at the fully ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 231
    ...operating properly. . You might feel that the brake pedal is applied by lighter force and generates a greater braking force. . You might hear clicking (knocking) ...If a squeaking or scraping noise is heard from the disc brakes while braking, immediately have your vehicle checked by your SUBARU dealer.
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 232
    ... from other The ABS warning light illuminates when the ignition switch is turned to the "ON" position and turns off after ... an insufficient battery voltage such as when the engine is jump started, the ABS warning light may illuminate. This is due to the low battery voltage and does not indicate ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 233
    ...occur, have the ABS system repaired at the first available opportunity by your SUBARU dealer. NOTE If the warning light behavior is as described below, the ABS system may be considered normal. . The warning light illuminates right after the engine is started but turns off immediately, ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 234
    .... Drive carefully to the nearest SUBARU dealer and have the system inspected. 4. If both warning lights illuminate again and...the vehicle towed to the nearest SUBARU dealer for repair. may not be working properly. If the light remains on, have the brakes inspected by a SUBARU dealer immediately. . If...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 235
    7-26 Starting and operating Vehicle Dynamics Control system WARNING Always use the ... with Vehicle Dynamics Control, have an authorized SUBARU dealer perform an inspection of that system. . The following ... should be fitted with tires of the same size, type, and brand. Furthermore, the amount of wear ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 236
    ... with Vehicle Dynamics Control. . All four wheels should be fitted with tires of the same size, type, and brand; furthermore, the amount of wear should be ... 2 seconds later. This indicator light flashes during activation of the skid suppression function and is illuminated steadily during ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 237
    ... SUBARU dealer carry out an inspection of that system at the first available opportunity. . The indicator light ... SUBARU dealer carry out an inspection of the system at the first available opportunity. . The warning light ... on after the engine has been started, the warning light quickly turns off and ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 238
    ... an engine problem occurs and the CHECK ENGINE warning light/ malfunction indicator lamp turns on, the indicator light will also... system; if either should occur, have an authorized SUBARU dealer carry out an inspection of that system at the first available opportunity. . The indicator light does not ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 239
    ... (U.S.-spec. models) WARNING If the low tire pressure warning light illuminates while driving, never brake suddenly and keep driving straight ahead ... serious personal injury could occur. Check the pressure for all four tires and adjust the pressure to the COLD tire pressure shown on ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 240
    ... to monitor all four road wheels. Contact your SUBARU dealer as soon as possible for tire and sensor replacement and/or ... tire pressure sensors. If the light illuminates steadily after blinking for approximately 1 minute, promptly contact a SUBARU dealer to have the system inspected. CAUTION Do not ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 241
    ... rags, as they may burn easily if they come near hot engine or exhaust system parts. . ... parking brake firmly and put the shift lever in the "1" (1st) for an upgrade or "R" (Reverse) for a downgrade for manual transmission vehicles, or in the "P" (Park) position for automatic transmission...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 242
    ... If your vehicle has a front underspoiler and rear underspoiler (both optional), pay attention to blocks and other obstructions on the ground when parking. The underspoilers could be damaged by contact ... the same way as on a level grade, just using the clutch and accelerator pedal. - CONTINUED ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 243
    7-34 Starting and operating & Hill start assist warning light Cruise control Cruise control enables you to maintain ... control, the warning light will illuminate. If the warning light illuminates, have the vehicle inspected by your SUBARU dealer. WARNING Do not use the cruise control under any of ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 244
    .... When the accelerator pedal is released, the vehicle will return to and maintain the previous cruising speed. & To temporarily cancel the cruise ... the accelerator pedal. The cruise control can be temporarily canceled in the following ways: The " " indicator light on the combination meter will ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 245
    ... position (MT vehicles only). " indicator light on the combinaThe " tion meter turns off when the cruise control is canceled. & To ... the "RES/ACC" button to return to the original cruising speed automatically. " indicator light on the combinaThe " tion meter will automatically illuminate...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 246
    .../malfunction indicator lamp flash simultaneously during driving, have the vehicle checked by your nearest SUBARU dealer. & Cruise control indicator light Push the "SET/COAST" button and hold it until the vehicle reaches the desired ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 247
    7-38 Starting and operating & Cruise control set indicator light The cruise control set indicator light illuminates when the ignition switch is turned to the "ON" position and turns off after approximately 3 seconds. The light illuminates when vehicle speed has been set.
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 248
    ...option)...Connecting a trailer ...When you do not tow a trailer ... 8-14 8-14 8-16 Trailer towing ...Warranties and maintenance ...Maximum load limits ...Trailer hitches...Connecting a trailer ...Trailer towing tips ... 8-16 8-16 8-16 8-19 8-20 8-...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 249
    ... overhauled engine, newly mounted engine or when brake pads or brake linings are replaced with new ones. Fuel economy hints The following suggestions will help... on the driver's side. Low pressure will increase tire wear and fuel consumption. . Use the air conditioner only when...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 250
    ... running rough (misfiring, backfiring or incomplete combustion), have your vehicle checked and repaired by an authorized SUBARU dealer. . Do not apply undercoating or rust prevention treatment to the heat shield of catalytic converter ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 251
    ... best condition at all times, always have the recommended maintenance services listed in the maintenance schedule in the "Warranty and Maintenance Booklet" performed at the specified time or mileage intervals. Driving in foreign countries When ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 252
    ... out of mud, dirt and sand. By shifting power between the front and rear wheels, SUBARU AWD can also provide added traction during acceleration and added engine braking force during deceleration. Therefore, your SUBARU AWD vehicle may handle differently than an ordinary ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 253
    ...A higher center of gravity in relation to the tread width as compared with ordinary passenger cars makes vehicles of this type more likely to roll over. In reality, utility ...sharp turn at high speed. If you do take your SUBARU off-road, certain common sense precautions such as the...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 254
    ... oil than that specified in the maintenance schedule described in the "Warranty and Maintenance Booklet". Remember that damage done to your SUBARU while operating it off-road and not using common sense precautions such as those listed above...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 255
    ...that contains an antifreeze solution. Do not use engine antifreeze or other substitutes because they may damage the paint of the vehicle. SUBARU Windshield Washer Fluid contains 58.5% methyl alcohol and 41.5% surfactant, by volume. Its freezing ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 256
    ... is used, its effect lasts longer if the tank is refilled whenever the fuel level reaches half empty. If your SUBARU is not going to be used for an extended period, it is best to have the fuel tank filled to capacity. to avoid the need for ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 257
    ...other drivers. We recommend use of non-freezing type wiper blades (winter blades) during the ... handling characteristics and lead CAUTION During high-speed driving, nonfreezing type wiper blades .... NOTE When the season requiring non-freezing type wiper blades is over, replace them with standard wiper...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 258
    ...tires on your vehicle, be sure to use the correct tire size and type. You must ... the tire and vehicle body. Remember to drive with care at all times regardless of the type ...both for MT and AT). Refer to the "Selection of manual mode" section in chapter 7 for information on holding the transmission...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 259
    ... attached to the driver's side door pillar. It includes the total weight of the driver and all passengers and their belongings, any optional equipment such as a trailer hitch, roof rack or bike carrier, etc.
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 260
    ...combined total of weight of the vehicle, fuel, driver, all passengers, luggage and any optional ... equipment, fluids, emergency tools and spare tire assembly) plus the vehicle capacity ... to the roof rail. When installing the roof rack on the roof rail, follow the manufacturer's instructions. The roof...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 261
    ...any type of weight distributing hitch. The standard bumper beam must be installed after you remove the trailer hitch. Consult a SUBARU dealer for purchase of a standard bumper beam if you do not have the original. Safety performance is decreased and ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 262
    ... hitch ball that is appropriate for the ball mount and your trailer. The hitch ball must be securely ... mount. 6. Connect your trailer to the hitch ball. 7. Connect the trailer and the hitch with safety chains ... activating the brake, stop, and turn signal lights on the trailer. NOTE Always disconnect ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 263
    ... vehicle. Seek the advice of your SUBARU dealer to assist you in purchasing a hitch and other necessary towing equipment ... its distribution in your vehicle and trailer are accepta- & Warranties and maintenance SUBARU warranties do not apply to vehicle damage or malfunction caused by trailer towing. ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 264
    ... (GVWR). Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) is the combined total of the weight of the vehicle, driver, passengers, luggage, trailer hitch, trailer tongue load and any other optional equipment installed on your vehicle. Therefore, the GVW changes depending on...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 265
    ... and rear GAWs can be adjusted by relocating passengers and luggage inside the vehicle. The front and ...are also shown on the certification label. To check both GVWR and GAWR and to confirm that the total ... tongue load is from 8 to 11 percent of the total trailer weight and does not exceed the maximum ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 266
    ... is reduced during cornering, resulting in oversteer, spin out and/or jackknifing. & Trailer hitches WARNING 1) 2) Jack Bathroom scale F: Front of ... while driving. Never drill the frame or under-body of your vehicle to install a commercial trailer hitch. If you do, dangerous exhaust gas, water or ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 267
    ...tires. Choose a proper hitch for your vehicle and trailer. The use of a genuine SUBARU trailer hitch is recommended. A genuine SUBARU hitch is available from your SUBARU dealer. If use of a non-genuine hitch is unavoidable, be sure the hitch is suited to your vehicle and ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 268
    ...circuit to increase its capacity and accommodate wiring changes. To ensure the trailer lights are connected properly, please consult your SUBARU dealer. Check for proper operation of the brake lights and turn signal lights each time you hitch up...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 269
    ...condition. If any problems are apparent, do not tow the trailer. . Check that the vehicle sits ... is connected properly to the hitch ball. - the trailer lights connector is connected properly and trailer's..., stop towing the trailer and have repairs performed immediately by the nearest SUBARU dealer...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 270
    ...weather, pay attention to the coolant temperature high warning light (for all vehicles) and AT OIL TEMP warning light (for AT vehicles) since the engine and transmission are relatively... into 1st or reverse gear (manual transmission) or "P" (automatic transmission) and shut off the engine.
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 271
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  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 272
    ... vehicles with automatic transmission ... 9-2 9-2 9-3 If no steam is coming from the engine compartment ... 9-11 Towing ...Towing and tie-down hooks...Using a...overheating ...If steam is coming from the engine compartment... 9-11 9-11 Jack handle ...Jack and other maintenance tools ... ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 273
    ...TPMS) is unable to monitor all four road wheels. Contact your SUBARU dealer as soon as possible for tire and sensor replacement and/or system ...the road. It is best to safely pull off the road if a problem occurs. The hazard warning flasher can be activated regardless of the...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 274
    ...spare tire is designed only for temporary use. Check the inflation pressure of the temporary spare tire ...wheel tire gets punctured, replace the wheel with a rear wheel and install the temporary spare ... fuse holder in the engine compartment. Spare fuses are attached on the back side of the fuse holder ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 275
    ... accident. 1. Park on a hard, level surface, whenever possible, then stop the engine. 2. Set the parking brake securely and shift a manual transmission vehicle in reverse or an automatic transmission vehicle in the "P" (Park) position. 3. ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 276
    ... under the floor of the cargo area. Take them out according to the following procedure. Open the floor cover of the cargo area, and take out the jack handle. To take out the jack and wheel nut wrench: 1) 2) Jack Towing hook Take out the storage tray, and take ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 277
    ... the "Temporary spare tire" section in this chapter and strictly follow the instructions. Take out the jack from the tool bucket, and take out the wheel nut wrench from ... well lubricated before using it. 7. Place the jack under the side sill at the front or rear jack-up point ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 278
    ... jack-up point. WARNING Do not use oil or grease on the wheel studs or nuts when the spare tire is installed. This could cause the nuts to become ... on, clean the mounting surface of the wheel and hub with a cloth. 11. Put on the spare tire. Replace the wheel nuts. Tighten them by hand. 13. Use the ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 279
    ... automotive service facility. the proper place. WARNING If the low tire pressure warning light ... could occur. Check the pressure for all four tires and adjust the pressure to the COLD tire ... the vehicle placard on the door pillar on the driver's side. If this light still illuminates while driving ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 280
    ... case of emergency 9-9 SUBARU dealer as soon as possible for tire and sensor replacement and/ or system resetting.... If the light illuminates steadily after blinking for approximately one minute, promptly contact a SUBARU dealer to have the system inspected. Jump starting WARNING . Battery fluid is...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 281
    ... to jump start 1. Make sure the booster battery is 12 volts and the negative terminal is grounded. 2. If the booster battery is in another vehicle, do not let the two vehicles touch. 3. Turn off all unnecessary lights and accessories. 4. Connect the jumper cables exactly in the sequence ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 282
    ... 3. After the engine coolant temperature has dropped, turn off the engine. If the coolant temperature high warning light illuminates, turn off the engine. 4. After the engine has fully cooled down, check the coolant level in the reserve tank. If the coolant...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 283
    ...If towing is necessary, it is best done by your SUBARU dealer or a commercial towing service. Observe the following procedures for safety. & Towing and tie-down hooks... or tie-down purposes. . To prevent deformation to the front bumper and the towing hook, do not apply excessive lateral ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 284
    ... To install the rear towing hook, the standard bumper beam must be installed on the vehicle at a SUBARU dealer. Consult a SUBARU dealer for details. Use a hitch ball and follow the instructions below when towing. . The weight of the object being...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 285
    ... hook securely using a wheel nut wrench. After towing, remove the towing hook from the vehicle and stow it in the tool bucket. Fit the towing hook cover on the bumper. The front tie-down hooks are located between each of the front tires and ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 286
    ... this method. Transmission damage could result if the vehicle is towed with the engine running. . For vehicles with automatic transmission, the traveling speed - CONTINUED - 1. Check the transmission and differential oil levels and add oil to bring it to ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 287
    ...limited to less than 20 mph (30 km/h) and the traveling distance to less than 31 miles (50 km). For greater speeds and distances, transport your vehicle on a flat-bed truck... Always use a screwdriver or a similar tool. 1. Remove the access cover at the bottom-center of the rear gate trim. 2. ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 288
    ... To close the moonroof, turn the wrench counterclockwise. Have your vehicle checked and repaired by an authorized SUBARU dealer. 1. Remove the plug on the roof trim of the cargo area by inserting the end of the flathead screwdriver between ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 289
    ...18 In case of emergency & Jack and other maintenance tools 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) Screwdriver Wheel nut... wrench (only vehicles with moonroof) The jack and towing hook are stored in the tool bucket... bag. For how to use the jack, refer to the "Flat tires" section in this chapter. 1) 2) Jack Towing hook...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 290
    Appearance care Exterior care ...Washing...Waxing and polishing ...Cleaning aluminum wheels ... 10-2 10-2 10-3 10-3 Cleaning the ...Synthetic leather upholstery...Climate control panel, audio panel, instrument panel, console panel, and switches ...Navigation monitor (if equipped) ... 10-5 10-5 10-5 10...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 291
    ... brakes. . Do not wash the engine compartment and area adjacent to it. If water enters the engine air intake, electrical parts or the power steering fluid reservoir, it will cause engine trouble or faulty power steering respectively. . Since your vehicle is ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 292
    ... are of the high temperature, high pressure type, and they can damage or deform the resin parts such as moldings, or cause... in removing the paint layer and exposing the undercoat. When in doubt, it is always best to contact your SUBARU dealer or an auto paint specialist. agents. NOTE Be careful not...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 293
    10-4 Appearance care Corrosion protection Your SUBARU has been designed and built to resist corrosion. Special materials and ... be given an appropriate rust prevention treatment or should be replaced. Contact your SUBARU dealer to perform this kind of maintenance and treatment if you need & Most ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 294
    ...leather used by SUBARU is a high quality natural product which will retain its distinctive appearance and ... your SUBARU is to be parked for a long time in bright sunlight, it is recommended that the seats and headrests ... material used on the SUBARU may be cleaned using mild soap or detergent and water...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 295
    ...monitor with a hard cloth. Doing so could scratch the monitor. . Do not use cleaning fluid that contains thinner, gasoline, or any other volatile substance. Such cleaning fluid could erase the lettering on the switches at the bottom of the monitor.
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 296
    Maintenance and service Maintenance schedule ...Maintenance precautions...Before checking or servicing in the engine ... Drive belts ...Manual transmission oil ...Checking the oil level ...Recommended grade and viscosity ... 11-29 11-30 Automatic transmission fluid ...Checking the fluid level ... 11-20 ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 297
    Maintenance and service Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) (U.S.-spec. models) ...Tire inspection ......, map light, cargo area light and door step light ...Other bulbs ... 11-43 11-44 ... 11-51 11-52 Aluminum wheels...Windshield washer fluid ...Replacement of wiper blades ...Windshield wiper blade ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 298
    ... with the information provided in this section on general maintenance and service for your SUBARU. Incorrect or incomplete... acid. . Your vehicle should only be serviced by persons fully competent to do so... is under pressure, replacement of the fuel filter should be performed only by your SUBARU dealer...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 299
    ... use a circuit tester for this wiring. If your SRS airbag or seatbelt pretensioner needs service, consult your nearest SUBARU dealer. & Before checking or servicing in the engine compartment WARNING . Always stop the engine and set the parking ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 300
    Maintenance and service 11-5 Engine hood To open the hood: 1. If the wiper blades are lifted off the windshield, return them to their original position. WARNING Always check that the hood is properly locked before you start driving. If it is not, it might fly open while the vehicle is ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 301
    11-6 Maintenance and service 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) 9) 10) 11) 12) 13) Power steering fluid reservoir (page 1124) Manual transmission oil level gauge (MT) (page 11-19) or Differential gear oil level gauge (AT) (page 11-21) Clutch fluid ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 302
    Maintenance and service 11-7 & Turbo models 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) 9) 10) 11) 12) 13) Power steering fluid reservoir (page 11-24) Manual transmission oil level gauge (MT) (page 11-19) or differential gear oil level gauge (AT) (page...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 303
    ...break-in period, for example more than 1 quart per 1,200 miles or 1 liter per 2,000 kilometers, contact your SUBARU dealer. & Checking the oil level Check the engine oil level at each fuel stop. 1. Park the vehicle on a level surface and stop ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 304
    ... the oil and oil filter Change the oil and oil filter according to the maintenance schedule in the "Warranty and Maintenance Booklet". The engine oil and oil filter must be changed more frequently than listed in the maintenance schedule when ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 305
    11-10 Maintenance and service Oil filter color Black Part number 15208AA100 Amount of rotation 1 rotation CAUTION .... temperature. Then stop the engine and wait a few minutes to allow the oil drain back. Check the oil level again and if necessary, add more engine oil. Non-turbo...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 306
    ... oil, different brands may be used together as long as they are the same API classification and SAE viscosity as those recommended by SUBARU. Engine oil viscosity (thickness) affects fuel economy. Oils of lower viscosity provide better fuel economy. ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 307
    ... and replace it if necessary. If the fuse is not blown, have the cooling system checked by your SUBARU dealer. If frequent addition of coolant is necessary, there may be a leak in the engine cooling system. It is recommended that the cooling system and...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 308
    ... the radiator cap are in the proper position. Always add genuine SUBARU cooling system conditioner whenever the coolant is replaced. Change the engine coolant and add genuine SUBARU cooling system conditioner using the following procedures according to ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 309
    11-14 Maintenance and service room to add genuine SUBARU cooling system conditioner in the radiator. Add genuine SUBARU cooling system conditioner until the coolant level reaches the filler neck. Do not pour the coolant too quickly, as this...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 310
    ...reservoir cap back on and tighten firmly. CAUTION When replacing the air cleaner element, use a genuine SUBARU air cleaner element. If it is not used, there is... engine wear will be excessive and engine life shortened. The air cleaner element is a dry type. It is unnecessary to clean...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 311
    ... the "Warranty and Maintenance Booklet". Under extremely dusty conditions, replace it more frequently. It is recommended that you always use genuine SUBARU parts. ! Non-turbo models cleaner case. 3. Unsnap the two clips holding the ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 312
    Maintenance and service 11-17 ! Turbo models to the top of the air cleaner case. cover ... cloth and install a new air cleaner element. 1. Use a screwdriver to undo the clips on the air intake duct, then remove the air intake duct. 3. Unsnap the two clips holding the air cleaner case cover. 2. ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 313
    11-18 Maintenance and service Spark plugs & Recommended spark plugs Non-turbo models: FR5AP-11 (NGK) ... that you have the spark plugs replaced by your SUBARU dealer. The spark plugs should be replaced according to the maintenance schedule in the "Warranty and Maintenance Booklet". 1) 2) 3) 4) ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 314
    ...need to be checked. If there are cracks or wear confirmed on the belts and a squeaking sound is heard from them, contact your SUBARU dealer. 1) Yellow handle 1) 2) Upper level Lower level Check the oil level monthly. 1. Park the vehicle on a level...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 315
    ... has its own base oils and additives. Never use different brands together. Oil grade: API classification GL-5 Automatic transmission fluid & Checking the fluid level The automatic transmission fluid expands largely as its temperature rises; the ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 316
    ... careful not to overfill. & Recommended fluid Use one of the following types of automatic transmission fluid. SUBARU ATF Type-HP IDEMITSU ATF HP Front differential gear oil (AT vehicles) & Checking the oil level NOTE Using any non-specified ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 317
    11-22 Maintenance and service & Recommended grade and viscosity Each oil manufacturer has its own base oils and additives. Never use ... 2) Filler plug Drain plug 3. Pull out the level gauge again and check the oil level on it. If it is below the lower level, add oil to bring the ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 318
    ... off. . If the vehicle requires frequent refilling, there may be an oil leak. If you suspect a problem, have the vehicle checked at your SUBARU dealer. & Recommended grade and viscosity Each oil manufacturer has its own base oils and additives. Never use ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 319
    11-24 Maintenance and service Power steering fluid & Checking the fluid level WARNING Be careful not to burn yourself because the fluid ... between the "MIN" and "MAX" line. If the fluid level is extremely low, it may indicate possible leakage. Consult your SUBARU dealer for an inspection.
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 320
    ...& Recommended fluid Use one of the following types of automatic transmission fluid. SUBARU ATF Type-HP IDEMITSU ATF HP Brake... be a leak. If you suspect a problem, have the vehicle checked at your SUBARU dealer. CAUTION 1) 2) "MAX" level mark "MIN" level mark Check the fluid level monthly. ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 321
    .... If the vehicle requires frequent refilling, there may be a leak. If you suspect a problem, have the vehicle checked at your SUBARU dealer. . Never use different brands of clutch fluid together. . When clutch fluid is added, be careful not to...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 322
    Maintenance and service 11-27 & Recommended clutch fluid FMVSS No. 116, fresh DOT 3 brake fluid Brake booster If the brake booster does not operate as described in the following, have it checked by your SUBARU dealer. 1. With the engine off, depress the brake pedal several times, applying ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 323
    ... and Maintenance Booklet". & Checking the brake pedal reserve distance Clutch pedal (MT ... within proper specification, contact your SUBARU dealer. Depress the pedal with a force of approximately ... than the specification, or when the pedal does not operate smoothly, contact with your SUBARU dealer...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 324
    ...system does not operate as described above, contact with your SUBARU dealer. Replacement of brake pad and lining 1) 0.16 - 0.51 in (4.0 -...If the free play is not within proper specification, contact your SUBARU dealer. The right front disc brake and the right rear disc brake have audible wear...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 325
    ...-in of new brake pads and linings When replacing the brake pad or lining, use only genuine SUBARU parts. After replacement, the new parts must be broken in as follows: !... stroke is not within the specified range, have the brake system checked and adjusted at your SUBARU dealer.
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 326
    Maintenance and service 11-31 Tires and wheels & Types of tires You should be familiar with type of tires present on your vehicle...tire pressures may cause the low tire pressure warning light to illuminate. To avoid this problem when adjusting the tire pressures in a warm ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 327
    ... you should have the work performed by a SUBARU dealer. WARNING If the low tire pressure warning light does not illuminate briefly after ... have your Tire Pressure Monitoring System checked at a SUBARU dealer as soon as possible. If this light illuminates while driving, never brake suddenly and keep ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 328
    ... If the light illuminates steadily after blinking for approximately one minute, promptly contact a SUBARU ... nearest authorized SUBARU dealer and have the vehicle inspected. & Tire inspection Check on a daily ...nails, and stones. At the same time, check the tires for abnormal wear. Contact your SUBARU ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 329
    11-34 NOTE Maintenance and service . The air pressure in a tire increases by approximately 4.3 psi (30 kPa, 0.3 kgf/cm2) when the tire ... is good, and steering is responsive. Rolling resistance is low, so fuel consumption is also lower. Rolling resistance is high, so fuel ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 330
    ... the wheels are not correctly balanced, have them checked and adjusted by your SUBARU dealer. Also have them adjusted after tire repairs and after tire ... the tires to wear on one side and reduces the vehicle's running stability. Contact your SUBARU dealer if you notice ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 331
    11-36 Maintenance and service cause the vehicle to hydroplane. The resulting loss of vehicle control can... rotation NOTE For safety, inspect tire tread regularly and replace the tires before their tread wear ... approximately 600 miles (1,000 km), check the wheel nuts again and retighten any nut that ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 332
    ... equipment. For safe vehicle operation, SUBARU recommends replacing all four tires at the same ... tires together with belted bias tires and/or bias-ply tires. Doing so ... match the specifications of the wheels that are fitted as standard equipment. Replacement wheels are available from SUBARU dealers.
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 333
    ... on the front wheels only. . When wheel nuts, balance weights, or the center cap is replaced, be sure to replace them with genuine SUBARU parts designed for aluminum wheels. Windshield washer fluid Washer fluid level gauge If you spray washer fluid ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 334
    ... where water freezes in winter, use an anti-freeze type windshield washer fluid. SUBARU Windshield Washer Fluid contains 58.5% methyl alcohol and 41.5% surfactant... this method, replace the wiper blades using the following procedures: CAUTION Never use engine coolant as washer ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 335
    11-40 Maintenance and service & Windshield wiper blade assembly 1. Raise the wiper arm off the windshield. & Windshield wiper blade rubber 1) 1) 1) 2) Open the cover Pull down the wiper blade Support Metal spines 2. Remove the wiper blade assembly by opening the cover and pulling it down in ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 336
    Maintenance and service 11-41 grooves in the rubber and slide the blade rubber assembly into the support until it locks. & Rear window wiper blade assembly 1. ... you to remove it from the wiper arm. 1) 2) Claw Stopper 4. Be sure to position the claws at the end of the support between the ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 337
    11-42 Maintenance and service 1. Pull out the end of the blade rubber assembly to unlock it from the plastic support. 3. If the new...both ends of the rubber with the stoppers on the plastic support ends. If the rubber is not retained properly, the wiper may scratch the rear window...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 338
    Maintenance and service 11-43 Battery WARNING . Before beginning work on or near any battery, be sure to extinguish all .... 1) 2) 3) Cap Upper level Lower level It is unnecessary to periodically check the battery fluid level or periodically refill with distilled water. However, if the ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 339
    11-44 Fuses Maintenance and service CAUTION Never replace a fuse with one having a higher rating or with material other than a fuse ... are stored in the main fuse box cover in the engine compartment. 1) 2) Good Blown If any lights, accessories or other electrical controls ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 340
    ...of accessories Always consult your SUBARU dealer before installing fog lights or any other ... blows again, this indicates that its system has a problem. Contact your SUBARU dealer for repairs. The main ... fuse blows after it is replaced, have the electrical system checked by your nearest SUBARU dealer.
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 341
    11-46 Maintenance and service Replacing bulbs A: The high mount stop light is the LED (Light Emitting Diode) type. Consult your SUBARU dealer for replacement.
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 342
    Maintenance and service 11-47 Wattage 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) 9) 10) 11) 12) 13) 14) High ... Low beam headlight Front side marker light Map light Dome light Front fog light ... and installation of the headlight assemblies, and removal of headlight-assembly components, contact your SUBARU dealer. - ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 343
    ...Right-hand side NOTE . If headlight aiming is required, consult your SUBARU dealer for proper adjustment of the headlight aim. . It may be difficult...the bulbs. Have the bulbs replaced by your SUBARU dealer if necessary. 1. Use a screwdriver to undo the clips on the air intake duct, then remove the ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 344
    .... 8. Reconnect the electrical connector. 9. Install the bulb cover. 10. Install the air intake duct with clips (right-hand ... from the bulb. Right-hand side 1. Use a screwdriver to undo the clips on the air intake duct, then remove the air intake duct (right-hand side). 5. Remove the bulb from the ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 345
    ... with clips (right-hand side). & Front turn signal light It may be difficult to replace the bulbs. Have the bulbs replaced by your SUBARU dealer if necessary. & Rear combination lights & Position light 2. Slide the rear combination light assembly ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 346
    Maintenance and service 11-51 3. Remove the bulb socket from the rear combination light assembly by ...Tighten the mounting screws. & Dome light, map light, cargo area light and door step light CAUTION... and becomes very hot. When replacing the map light bulb, close the door and be careful not to burn...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 347
    11-52 Maintenance and service 3. Reinstall the lens. & Other bulbs Other bulbs may be difficult to replace. Have the bulbs replaced by your SUBARU dealer if necessary. Dome light (vehicles without moonroof) Cargo area light Map light Door ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 348
    ... ...Tires ...Wheel alignment ... 12-2 12-2 12-3 12-3 12-4 12-5 12-5 Fuses and circuits ...Fuse panel located in the passenger compartment ...Fuse panel located in the engine compartment ... 12-6 12-6 12-8 Bulb chart...12-9 Vehicle identification ...12-10 ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 349
    ... Specifications These specifications are subject to change without notice. & Dimensions Item 2.5X Drive system Transmission type Overall length Overall width Overall height without roof rail with roof rail Wheel base Tread Front Rear Ground ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 350
    ..., turbo) Horizontally opposed, liquid cooled 4 cylinder, 4-stroke gasoline engine & Electrical system Battery type and capacity (5HR) Alternator MT AT Non-turbo models Turbo models Spark plugs AT: Automatic transmission MT: Manual transmission Non-turbo engine Turbo engine...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 351
    12-4 Specifications & Capacities Fuel tank Engine oil Transmission oil (MT) Transmission fluid (AT) Front differential gear oil (AT) Rear differential gear oil Power steering fluid Engine coolant Non-turbo engine Turbo engine AT: Automatic transmission MT: Manual ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 352
    ... size Pressure Temporary spare tire Front Rear Size Pressure 16 6 61/2 J P215/65R16 96H 16 ... the Latin American models, there is a conventional tire installed under the floor of the cargo area. & Wheel alignment Item ... Rear Front Rear 2.5X Premium 2.5-liter non-turbo 2.5X Touring 2.5X LLBean AWD 0 in...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 353
    ...Fuse rating 20A Empty 15A 10A 10A 7.5A ...Trailer Circuit Door locking Front wiper... control view mirrors Seat heater relay Combination meter Integrated unit Stop light Front wiper deicer Power supply (battery) ... unit Accessory power outlet (center console) Position light Tail light Rear combination ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 354
    ... unit Clock SRS airbag system Power window relay Radiator main fan relay Tail and illumination relay Blower fan Blower fan Fog light Front wiper Auto air conditioner unit Integrated unit Fuse panel 32 33 Fuse rating Empty 7.5A . ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 355
    ...turbo models) Sub fan Audio Headlight (low beam) Headlight (high beam) Back-up light Horn Rear window defogger Mirror heater Fuel pump Automatic transmission control unit Engine control unit Turn and hazard warning flasher Tail and illumination ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 356
    ...) Description Headlight Low beam headlight High beam headlight Front fog light Front turn signal light Position light Front side marker light Rear combination light Brake/tail light/Rear side marker light Rear turn signal light Back-up light License plate light Cargo area light Dome ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 357
    12-10 Specifications 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) Vehicle identification number Emission control label Tire inflation pressure label Certification label Vehicle identification number plate Model number label Fuel label Vehicle identification
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 358
    ... ...13-2 Recommended tire inflation pressure...13-5 Glossary of tire terminology ...13-6 Tire care - maintenance and safety practices...13-7 Vehicle load limit - how to determine...13-8 Determining compatibility of tire and vehicle load capacities ...13-11 Uniform tire quality ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 359
    .... Here is a brief review of the tire sizing system with a breakdown of its individual elements. ! P Metric (1) P = Certain tire type used on light duty vehicles such as passenger cars (2) Section Width in millimeters (3) Aspect Ratio (= section height...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 360
    ...may not be suitable for original equipment tire designed loads and speeds. ! Tire Identification Number (TIN) (1) Manufacturer's Identification Mark (2) Tire Size (3) Tire Type Code (4) Date of Manufacture The first two figures identify the week, starting with "01" ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 361
    13-4 Consumer information and Reporting safety defects ! Maximum load rating The load ... up to the tire's rated load. ! Construction type Applicable construction of this tire. For example, "TUBELESS ... material used in the plies (both sidewall and tread area) of this tire. For example, "PLIES:...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 362
    Consumer information and Reporting safety defects 13-5 & Recommended tire inflation pressure ! Recommended cold tire inflation pressure Recommended cold tire inflation pressure for your vehicle's tires is as follows: Tire size Wheel size Pressure Front Rear Temporary Size spare tire ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 363
    ... or has been standing for three hours or more. . Maximum inflation pressure Check and, if necessary, adjust the pressure of each tire (including the spare) at least once a month and before any long journey. Check the tire pressures when the tires are cold. Use a pressure gauge to adjust the tire ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 364
    .... . Vehicle maximum load on a tire The weight of a motor vehicle with standard equipment including the maximum capacity of fuel, oil, and coolant and air conditioning. . Maximum loaded vehicle weight The sum of curb weight, accessory weight, ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 365
    ... capacity includes the total weight of driver and all passengers and their belongings, any cargo, any optional equipment such as a trailer hitch, roof rack or bike carrier, etc., and the tongue load of a trailer. Therefore cargo capacity can be ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 366
    ...1. Calculate the total weight. Example 1B 2. Calculate the available load capacity. 2. Calculate the available load ...(408 kg). 3. The total weight now exceeds the capacity weight by 92 lbs (42 kg), ... Calculate the total weight. Example 2A Vehicle capacity weight of the vehicle is 900 lbs (408 kg...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 367
    ...375 lbs (170 kg). In addition, the vehicle is fitted with a trailer hitch weighing 22 lbs (10 kg),...the total weight. 2. Calculate the available load capacity. occupants to three), and a child restraint system weighing... available load capacity. For example, if a person weighing 143 lbs (65 kg) and a...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 368
    ... rating of tires but also loaded capacities of the vehicle's suspension, axles and other parts of the body. Therefore, this means that...rating on the tire sidewall. . Suspension, bearings, axles and other body parts could break or experience accelerated wear that will shorten vehicle life. . Tires ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 369
    ... 6. If your vehicle will be towing a trailer, load from your trailer will be transferred to your vehicle. Consult this manual to determine how this reduces the available cargo and luggage load capacity...example, a tire graded 150 would wear one and one-half (11/2) times as well on the ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 370
    ... National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in addition to notifying Subaru of America, Inc. If NHTSA receives similar complaints, ... However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer, or Subaru of America, Inc. To contact NHTSA, you may call the Vehicle...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 371
    13-14 Consumer information and Reporting safety defects DC 20590. You can also obtain other information about motor vehicle safety from http://www.safercar.gov.
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 372
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  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 373
    ... control system ...4-8 Automatic headlight beam leveler...3-26 Automatic transmission ...7-15 Capacities ...12-4 Fluid...11-20 MANUAL mode ...7-18 Selector lever ...7-15 Shift lock release ...7-20 SPORT mode...7-20 Temperature warning ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 374
    ...12-4 Cargo area Cover ...6-12 Light...6-3 Tie-down hooks ...6-13 Catalytic converter ...8-3 Center Console ...6-5... Flat tire ...9-4 Oil and oil filter ...11-9 Charge warning light ...3-13 CHECK ENGINE warning light/Malfunction ... pedal free play...11-29 Engine oil level ...11-8 Fluid level ...11-20, 11...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 375
    14-4 Index D Daytime running light system...3-25 Differential gear oil Front ...11-... Driving All-Wheel Drive warning light ...3-17 Car phone/cell phone ... Indicator light ...3-21 Switch...3-27 Front Differential gear oil...11-21... Front fog light Indicator light ...3-21 Front seats Forward and backward...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 376
    ...24, 11-47 Heater operation (manual climate control system) ...4-5 High beam indicator light ...3-20 High/low beam...security indicator light)...2-3, 3-19 Indicator light Coolant temperature low...3-13 Cruise control ...3-20, 7-37 Cruise control set ...3-21, 7-38 Front fog light...3-21 Headlight...3-21 ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 377
    ...45 Maintenance Precautions ...11-3 Schedule ...11-3 Seatbelt ...1-19 Tools...9-17 Malfunction indicator lamp (check engine warning light)...3-12 Manual Climate control system ...4-3 Seat...1-3 Transmission ...7-13 Transmission oil ...11-19 Map light...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 378
    ... and washer switch...3-30 Wiper blades...11-41 Recommended Automatic transmission fluid...11-21 Brake fluid ...11-26 Clutch ...Replacement Brake pad and lining ...11-29 Wiper blades...11-39 Replacing Air cleaner ... entry system) ...2-10 Replacing bulbs ...11-46 Cargo area light ...11-51 Dome ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 379
    ... height adjustment ...1-4 Seatbelt ...4 Maintenance...1-19 Pretensioners ...1-19 Safety tips...1-10 Warning light and chime ...1-12, 3-9 Seatbelts ...1-10 Security ...airbag system Monitors ...1-59 Servicing ...1-59 Warning light...3-11 Starting the engine ...7-7 State emission testing ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 380
    ...16 Traction Control system OFF indicator light...3-18 Trailer Connecting...8-14 Hitch ...8-14 Hitches ...8-19 Towing...8-16 Towing tips...8-21 ... Anti-lock Brake System ...3-15 AT OIL TEMP...3-14 Brake system...3-16 Charge...3-13 CHECK ENGINE ...3-12 Coolant temperature high ...3-13 Door open ...3-17 ...
  • 2009 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 381
    ... pressure ...3-13 Seatbelt ...1-12, 3-9 SRS airbag system ...3-11 Vehicle Dynamics Control ...3-18, 7-28 Warranties ...1 Warranties and maintenance ...8-16 Washing ...10-2 Waxing and polishing ...10-3 Wear indicators...11-35 Wheel Alignment...12-5 Aluminum......
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    ...(starburst mark) displayed on the container. & Engine oil capacity: 4.2 US qt (4.0 liters, 3.5 Imp qt) & Fuel octane rating: This octane rating is the ... Anti Knock Index (AKI). Refer to the "Fuel" section in this manual. & Cold tire pressure: Tire size Wheel size Pressure ...



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